A key excerpt from special counsel Robert Mueller's report released Thursday about Russian meddling in the 2016 election may have some lawmakers interested in pursuing questions about the Trump administration and obstruction of justice.

There have been months of discussion as to whether the firing of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017 was obstruction of justice. Statements made on Page 76 of Volume II of the report touch on the firing.

"... the President had a motive to put the FBI's Russian investigation behind him. The evidence does not establish that the termination of Comey was designed to cover up a conspiracy between the Trump Campaign and Russia. As described in Volume I, the evidence uncovered in the investigation did not establish that the President or those close to him were involved in the charged Russian computer-hacking or the active-measure conspiracies, or that the President otherwise had an unlawful relationship with any Russian official. But the evidence does indicate that a thorough FBI investigation would uncover facts about the campaign and the President personally that the President could have understood to be crimes or that would give rise to personal and political concerns."

The statement suggests that while Trump and his team wasn't implicated, Trump would be concerned that the FBI could discover other crimes or embarrassing fact about his personal life and the campaign and that the special counsel's office chose not to pursue the charge because it could not conduct a thorough investigation.

In a Twitter posting, MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin noted on page 288 of the report that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders "told the press after Comey's termination that the WH had heard from 'countless' FBI agents who had lost confidence in Comey. But the evidence does not support those claims ... Sanders acknowledged to investigators that her comments were not founded on anything."